Lydia Lunch, New York's No Wave icon from the 1970s has been fighting for women's right to say 'fuck you' for decades. The singer, spoken-word artist, writer and actress has never stopped speaking her mind and doesn't intend to change now that she's 60. She continues to overawe audiences with her confrontational, pile-driving style and raw, confessional lyrics.
With her documentary Lydia Lunch – The War Is Never Over underground filmmaker and fellow militant Beth B brings a fitting ode to an indomitable, militant and funny woman, who started fighting her demons early on in life. Lunch arrived in New York as a damaged 16-year-old and founded Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. In 1984, her spoken-word piece Daddy Dearest publically discussed her childhood trauma and she called on people to stop the cycle of violence and abuse. Unfortunately, her message is just as valid today.
Also see Talk: Beth B & Lydia Lunch.